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OTA with slimline AU9 SWM dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by chuckyHDDTV, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. chuckyHDDTV

    chuckyHDDTV AllStar

    Aug 30, 2007
    Good morning gents. Need some install advice as I've just returned from Afghanistan and my brain did a total dump on everything Directv related. Can I combine my OTA antenna with the one line coming from the AU9 SWM dish using a diplexer? And if so, do I put it before going into the splitter and the power inserter?

  2. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

    May 9, 2010
    Welcome back :)

    I think you can if you have a SWM8 or SWM16 because they have an OTA in port. I may not be 100% correct though.

  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Can be a bit tricky to do.
    While the OTA band isn't being used on SWiM, the diplexer needs to pass the 2.3 MHz comm signal to the SWiM.
    If you do put it before the splitter & PI, make sure the diplexer isn't passing DC to the OTA port.
    You may find the OTA signals will be too weak after going through the splitter.

    SWM8 has one while the SWiM-16 doesn't [because it's designed for DECA]

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